Hi I’m Sue Parker, today I’m sharing my insider tips for delivering a really strong video interview to secure that dream job or the next stage.

Interviews can be nerve-wracking, with the pandemic many of us are taking these online. Which has it’s pros and cons, on the one hand, it’s convenient, you could schedule lots in a day without tiresome commutes and fit around other commitments. On the other hand, our homes are often full of distractions and it can be more difficult to build a connection. But it doesn’t have to be difficult. As this becomes the new norm, watch below to set yourself up for the best video interview:

Getting Set up for your Online Interview

Find the spot with the best:

Check your Wifi signal strength

Nothing is more stressful than disconnecting in the middle of your interview. Get the best wifi spot in the house and don’t move.

Lighting

Make sure to sit in the light – with the window facing you for natural light or a lamp or other light source – even practise.

Check your speakers, headset, microphone

Check your speakers/ earphones and microphone are working. You can spend a stressful 10 minutes at the start of your interview trying to get the headset to work.

Check your background

An unmade bed/ dirty washing basket is not the best impression. And the slight invasion of privacy with a video call can feel just that. Take the time to check what’s behind you and find a confortable spot.

Download the Apps ahead of Time

If it’s on Zoom or other application – download it well in advance and try a call/meeting to get your set up right!

During the Video Interview

Managing Interruptions

We all know how difficult lockdown made it to work form home. Whether it was calls through the day, deliveries or the kids barging in to the home office or grabbing your headset while you tried to work at the dining room table.

Ok do you live with anyone else – right tell them you are unavailable – from 20 minutes before and after the time.

Ok so we can’t help the house phone ringing from nana or someone who wants to sell you a new gas deal – so turn down the volume or stay away.

Be sure to schedule deliveries outside this time. If it’s the neighbours simply apologies you did not order a delivery – and if someone else adult (responsible is around) make it clear they need to pick up the phone or answer the door.

While we’re on it – remind anyone at home to keep music, TV and other noise down while your on the call.

We’ve all been stung by noisy toilets flushing behind.

How to show up for a Video interview

Dress Smart – Even on a Video Interview

What to wear? Dress the same as you would for a physical interview

Turn Off your Phone

Do the checks you would do in an interview – turn your phone off, or silent – no vibrate

Have a Pen, Paper & Copy of CV

Be ready and able to write things down or refer to your CV.

Water & Tissues

Have a glass of water and tissue – in case you cough or sneeze.

Remove Desktop alerts/ close windows & Applications

Get rid of any distractions, music, TV social media any other tabs on your desktop and alerts kill them now!

Be in the moment, enjoy the conversation, be naturally positive and engaged and inspired to do the role.

And finally, relax share your experiences positively and enjoy talking about them.

If you’d like more on interviews I’m preparing a program on how to handle interview questions. I would love to hear how this can help you secure your dream role, share your blockers below.

Sue x

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